|my wife and i just watched Martin Scorcese's latest movie HUGO and it contained a dream within a dream scene. it was indeed quite odd. i dont know that i have ever had one, and expect that if i did i would recall it.|
the wisdom literature of the longer canon which is part of the Orthodox and Roman Catholic bible contains some interesting passages about dreams.
this, for example, from the Wisdom of Sirach (chapter 40):
40:1Great travail is created for every man, and an heavy yoke is upon the sons of Adam, from the day that they go out of their mother’s womb, till the day that they return to the mother of all things. 40:2 Their imagination of things to come, and the day of death, trouble their thoughts, and cause fear of heart;
40:3 From him that sitteth on a throne of glory, unto him that is humbled in earth and ashes;
40:4 From him that weareth purple and a crown, unto him that is clothed with a linen frock.
40:5 Wrath, and envy, trouble, and unquietness, fear of death, and anger, and strife, and in the time of rest upon his bed his night sleep, do change his knowledge.
40:6A little or nothing is his rest, and afterward he is in his sleep, as in a day of keeping watch, troubled in the vision of his heart, as if he were escaped out of a battle.
40:7 When all is safe, he awaketh, and marvelleth that the fear was nothing.
40:8Such things happen unto all flesh, both man and beast....."